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Vietnamese Paper Rolls With A Fragrant Sauce

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INGREDIENTS

Serves 2
 
For the Filling:

  • 70g (2.oz) cooked king prawns (shrimp), pork loin or chicken breast, cut into thin strips
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and grated
  • 3 spring onions (scallions), finely sliced
  • ½ baby gem (Boston) lettuce, shredded
  • 50g (1 ¾ oz) cucumber, peeled and grated
  • 5g (⅛oz) coriander (cilantro) leaves, shredded
  • 6 sheets Vietnamese rice paper wraps, rehydrated

For the sauce:

  • 8 lychees, skinned and stoned
  • 1cm (1/2 in) cube root ginger
  • 1cm (1/2 in) piece lemongrass
  • ¼ tsp dried chilli (red pepper) flakes
  • ½ clove garlic
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ½ tsp light soy sauce
  • Juice of ½ lime

METHOD

1. First, prepare the ingredients and then divide into 6 equal portions.
 
2. Lay each paper wrap on a plate. Add a portion of each ingredient to the middle of each wrap and roll these up into a mini burrito-style wrap.
 
3. Then, make the sauce. Using a beaker and hand-held blender, blitz all of the ingredients until smooth. Transfer into a ramekin or shallow dish.
 
4. Serve 3 paper rolls per portion with the dipping sauce.
 
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